Sounds like at some point some wires touched and a fuse blew. You also have to understand there are going to be computers involved in all of what you mentioned, where computers were never needed before. Some things may need to be programmed by the dealer. Your description also suggests a linkage could be disconnected in the driver's door that operates a lock switch. Very few car models unlock all the doors with the key from the outside. Why would you want to let unsavory people have access to your car when you want to get in?
Any car can survive a 15 mph crash. I saw a Dodge Shadow get hit in the driver's door by a heavy '88 Monte Carlo going 35 mph, and the interior trim panel never got touched. The only injury was a bad bump to the head. Those were some really tough cars, especially compared to the flimsy model that replaced it.
Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 AT 8:58 PM